Installing Vista Home Premium with Vista Business CDs


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Guest

Hi, I have a valid licence for Vista Home Premium that came with my new
laptop. However, for business purposes, I had to purchase and install a
clean versino of Vista Business. I would now like to use the valid licence
of Home Premium that came with my laptop on my home desktop but I do not have
any CDs for it. The laptop only came with a recovery partition.



Can I use my Vista Businiss CD to install Home Premium with my Home Premium
licence?



Thanks,
Mike
 
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Tim

Sorry...the Vista Home Premium license that came on your laptop is an OEM
license. That means it is good for only that laptop and cannot be legally
used on a different PC.

Tim
 
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Bruce Chambers

thekidzz said:
Hi, I have a valid licence for Vista Home Premium that came with my new
laptop. However, for business purposes, I had to purchase and install a
clean versino of Vista Business. I would now like to use the valid licence
of Home Premium that came with my laptop on my home desktop but I do not have
any CDs for it. The laptop only came with a recovery partition.

You can't do that. By your own admission, you have an OEM license for
WinXP that came with the laptopl. An OEM version must be sold with a
piece of hardware (normally a motherboard or hard drive, if not an
entire PC) and is _permanently_ bound to the first PC on which it's
installed. An OEM license, once installed, is not legally transferable
to another computer under _any_ circumstances.

Can I use my Vista Businiss CD to install Home Premium with my Home Premium
licence?

No, of course not. They're two entirely separate operating systems.


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